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Joseph Cook (c1850-1915), managing director of Joseph Cook, Sons and Co
1915 Obituary 
JOSEPH COOK died at his residence, Cumberland House, Harrogate, on March 11, 1915, aged sixty-five. He led a very active business life up to within a few days of his death, and was managing director of Joseph Cook, Sons & Co., Washington Ironworks, County Durham.
For many years he held a commission in the 4th Volunteer Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, and receiving the Volunteer Officers' Decoration.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1879.